Events: November 3, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SF Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco

Now through January 7, 2018; Daily except Mondays, 10am-4pm

Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The popular exhibit has been extended by overwhelming demand until January 7, 2018. The Special Exhibit gallery has been transformed into a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing including magnificent monarchs, western swallowtails, painted ladies, and more.

The Butterfly Bungalow at the entrance to the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You never know, you may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these delicate beauties emerges.

$8 and under.

Presented by Conservatory of Flowers

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fremont Main Library Fremont

Fremont Main Library
Tuesdays, October 3 and November 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Learn smart cycling skills. Bikes East Bay will lead these classroom workshops, no bike required, at the Fremont Main Library. Find details and register at or call 510-845-7433 ext. 2. Attendees will receive free reflective gear.

The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.

10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California Oakland

November 3 from 3 to 9 pm and November 4 from 10 am to 4 pm

The Oakland Museum of California announces the fourth annual Indian Market at Oakland Museum of California on Friday, November 3 from 3 to 9 pm and Saturday, November 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. One of the only Indian markets of its kind in California, the event features more than 20 local artists and artisans, including traditional hand-woven baskets, ceramic housewares, authentic jewelry, apparel, and more.

Museum admission is not required to shop this market.

Presented by Oakland Museum of California.

For more information:

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library San Francisco

A strong resume is a critical tool for success in the job search. This workshop explores resume development through the lens of English language and U.S. norms of professional communication. Topics include: How to write a professional summary; Describing foreign credentials and experience; Use of action verbs; Effectively applying data and results, and tips for resume customization. At the end of this training, participants will be better prepared to create a strong U.S. style resume that effectively communicates their skills and experience to potential employers.

Presented by Upwardly Global.

2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center San Francisco CA

“Fantastic! One of the great epics of all time and my favorite Shahnameh brought to life in a spectacular fashion by Hamid Rahmanian with shadow puppet design and cinematic wizardry.”

–Frances Ford Coppola

After sold-out performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and UCLA’s Freud Playhouse, the cinematic marvel Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic returns to San Francisco for a limited run. Audiences can prepare for a spectacle like none they’ve ever seen. Visual artist and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Hamid Rahmanian, in collaboration with San Francisco-based shadow master Larry Reed and ShadowLight Productions, present Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic, based on the 10th-century classic Persian epic, Shahnameh (The Book of Kings).
Suitable for all ages, Feathers of Fire tells the enthralling tale of Zaul and Rudabeh, two young lovers of old Persia. Zaul is raised by a mythical bird in the wild. His deep love for Rudabeh enables them both to triumph over inconceivable odds, and then give birth to a beloved son, Rostam—the most important mythological hero of Shahnameh. Using shadow puppetry to create stunning “live animation” on a cinema-size screen, the action-packed tale is a visual spectacle like no other.

Witness live behind-the-scenes techniques of shadow puppetry with colorful costumes and dynamic visuals. See the ancient tale of Shahnameh by poet Ferdowsi, come to life, utilizing eight actors, 160 puppets and 15 masks and costumes. Frances Ford Coppola has given his testament to the program. Coppola says its, “Fantastic! One of the great epics of all time and my favorite Shahnameh brought to life in a spectacular fashion by Hamid Rahmanian with shadow puppet design and cinematic wizardry.”

Conceived, designed and directed by 2014 Guggenheim fellow, award-winning artist Hamid Rahmanian in collaboration with Larry Reed and ShadowLight Productions.

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic at The Cowell Theater; Duration: 70 minutes plus a talk back with audience. In English.
Nov 3, 7:30 p.m.; Nov 4, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Nov 5, 2:30 p.m.
TICKETS: General admission tickets are $15 -$70.

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Paramount Theatre Oakland

Oakalnd Ballet presents Graham Lustig’s Luna Mexicana, a family-friendly celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead, at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, November 3 at 7pm. The program features festive choreography, vivid costumes, striking makeup and a mix of folkloric and modern Mexican music. Based on traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos celebrations, where the living honor the spirits of the dead with offerings of food, music and dance, Luna Mexicana tells the story of a young woman whose departed loved ones joyously dance back to life in the form of teetering skeletons, skirt-swishing girls, a high flying “deer dancer” and a rickety bride and groom duet.

Tickets are $20-$45, with discounts available for seniors, college students, and children under age 18.

Presented by Oakland Ballet Company